Sick Defendant in 2022 Hoffman Street Murder Delays Trial 

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One of the defendants in a 2022 E. Hoffman Street murder contracted an undisclosed illness that caused his trial to be delayed on July 6. 

Tyrone Fenner’s defense attorney, Roland Harris IV, informed Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn that his client got sick and received a 10-day quarantine from the Baltimore Police Department. 

Judge Phinn continued the hearing to July 25 because she could not schedule a new trial date without the defendant present. 

Fenner, 34, started his trial on July 5 before Judge Timothy J. Doory. During that proceeding, Judge Doory denied an illegal search and seizure motion filed by Harris. Harris was trying to argue that Baltimore Police officers illegally searched his client when he was arrested on Nov. 22, 2022. Judge Doory did not rule on a motion filed by the prosecution to allow the use of a jail call in the trial. 

According to the Maryland Judiciary website, Fenner is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to first-degree murder, firearm use in a felony violent crime, and firearm possession with a felony conviction in connection to a Nov. 15, 2022 incident. 

Charging documents state Fenner and co-defendant Clipper Jordan are accused of shooting 25-year-old Donte Miller on the 2600 block of E. Hoffman Street. 

In the July 5 hearing, a detective testified that Fenner’s silver Acura MDX could be seen on CCTV driving onto Hoffman Street just before the crime, as well as leaving the scene. 

Baltimore Police Department officers used CCTV cameras to identify the defendant as the suspect and owner of the vehicle.

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